SHIMLA -10 October, 2018

Youth should channelize their energy in constructive activities: Governor

Governor Acharya Devvrat has appealed the students to refrain from drugs and channelize their energy in constructive activities. He was speaking during “Acharya Ki Pathshala", an interactive programme with students organized by Himachal Dastak newspaper group at Horticulture University, Nauni, today. Students from about 12 government and private schools participated in this programme.

He said that at the age of 16, a lot of physical and mental changes takes place in human body and this was the stage where decisions made by an individual makes the difference. He appealed the students to work with dedication, prudence and full sense. He said that parents and teachers were real guide of their pupils and students should give them due respect.

Acharya Devvrat said that there many hurdles in life but every time there was solution for problems and we should honestly march ahead with positive thinking.

The Governor asked the students to adopt Indian traditional system of lifestyle besides getting the knowledge of modern science of technology. He advised not to take junk food and chemical products as they were not good for health. He also detailed his social awareness programmes including natural farming.

Appreciating the efforts of the Himachal Dastak newspaper group, he said it was a good initiative.

Acharya Devvrat also interacted with the students and answered their queries regarding various national and social issues.

The Governor honoured the people for their excellent services in their respective fields.

Editor, Himachal Dastak Hemant Kumar briefed about various social activities being undertaken by the newspaper for the upliftment of the society. He apprised that the newspaper had been organizing various awareness campaigns from time to time.

Vice Chancellor Dr. H.C.Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Solan Vinod Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University Prof. P.K.Khosla and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.

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Governor directs scientists for intensive research on natural farming

  • 15th meeting of Senate held at Nauni University

SHIMLA,10.10.18-Governor Acharya Devvrat while presiding over the 15th meeting of the Senate of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni today gave directions to the scientists to research intensively on natural farming.

He said the scientists should realise the ill effects of chemical farming and contribute in Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF). He urged to initiate research in this direction, while cooperating with the natural farming mission of state government. He said that the Director General of Indian Council of Research has assured that the projects related to ZBNF would be approved. Council has also assured research work on natural farming on their end, he added.

The Governor said that development of agriculture sector was not possible without the help of scientists. While adopting natural farming, the scientists would have to do more work and research on preparing Indian seeds, analyzing organic carbon and researching friend organisms or beneficial insects, said Acharya Devvrat.

He said that we have seen the results of chemical and organic farming. Now, we have option of natural farming, which was practical and best results have been achieved out of it. He said that agriculture scientists have proved that natural farming was the best by providing research data.

He expressed satisfaction over the progress made in this direction in the university during last one year and directed to make more efforts in this direction.

MLA Suresh Kumar Kashyap also gave his valuable suggestions.

Vice Chancellor Dr. H.C. Sharma briefed Governor about progress in natural farming and other activities of the University.

Registrar of University Rajesh Maria conducted the proceedings of meeting.

Official and non-official members were present on the occasion.

Earlier, the Governor visited the zero budget natural farming model farm (demonstration farm) set up at university campus and interacted with farmers from Kullu district getting training on natural farming. He also inaugurated ZBNF model on fruit plants.